If you don't know who she is (if you don't apparently live under a rock, she is everywhere and everything), do yourself a giant favour and listen to Metric, Emily Haines and The Soft Skeleton and her works with Broken Social Scene. She is an amazing Canadian talent and she'll change your life. Check her out and thank me later.
When I think about Ms. Haines' I picture allgoldeverything, sequins, leather, short dresses and booties. She is nothing short of a rock star. (her stage presence is out of this world, too)
I have loved Metric for years and years, and I have watched her personal style evolve along the way. When I first got into them she was mostly rocking jeans, t-shirt and the occasional baby doll dress. She looked amazing then, but she became more of a badass with time. I'm honestly contemplating making a What Would Emily Haines Do bracelet because every time I try to get ready for a party, event or a bar, she's the first person that comes to my mind.
I first saw Metric live right before their fourth album, Fantasies, was released. I remember exactly what she was wearing and that image is forever burned into my brain. She is the reason for my addiction to all things gold and glittery. She is the reason for my love of short boots. She is the reason that I am forever on the hunt for the perfect leather jacket / vest. She introduced me to the world of shorts.
I owe Emily Haines a lot of thanks. I have seen her perform in four different cities, more times than I can even remember, and a lot of my favourite memories revolve around those trips and shows. Metric / Broken Social Scene / her solo works have always meant the world to me and her fashion will always excite me.
* None of these pictures belong to me and they have all been referenced back to the appropriate sources.
If this is the first you've ever heard of her, please check out some of her works. This is a list of my personal favourites/
Metric: Soft Rock Star, Twilight Galaxy, Combat Baby, Hardwire, Empty, Hustle Rose, Collect Call
Broken Social Scene (songs that she's on): Anthems For A Seventeen-Year-Old Girl, Almost Crimes, Sentimental X's
Emily Haines and The Soft Skeleton: Rowboat, Our Hell, Reading In Bed, Crowd Surf Off a Cliff, Doctor Blind